HC Deb 14 July 1958 vol 591 c64W
50. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what monetary compensation the Panama Government has offered to Mr. Don White, Cann Hall Road, Leyton, for the maltreatment it is admitted he and his friend received from Panama officials some months ago; and what further steps he will take in respect of this incident.

Commander Noble

Her Majesty's Ambassador in Panama has made representations to the Panamanian authorities. The latter have deplored the incident but, basing themselves on a different version of what took place, nevertheless refuse to accept responsibility for it. In these circumstances I regret that they have not offered to pay compensation and that it is unlikely that efforts to persuade them to do so would have any success.